MATCH CENTRE

SAT 29 OCTOBER 2016, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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SuperSport defeat Ajax in Cape Town

by BackPageTXT

Sat October 29, 22:17

SuperSport United defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night.

Stanley Menzo’s first game in charge of the Urban Warriors ended in defeat thanks to an early penalty from Matsatsantsa striker Jeremy Brockie and late strike by Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

SuperSport were gifted an early penalty when Roscoe Pietersen handled Thabo Mnyamane’s cross in the 18-yard area. Jeremy Brockie expertly beat Jody February from the spot to put the visitors ahead in the third minute.

Pietersen was cautioned for his hand-ball and he was just the first of four Ajax players booked inside the first stanza, as Eric Chipeta, Ndiviwe Mdabuka and Erwin Isaacs also got themselves into trouble with the referee.

Both sides created further goal scoring chances in the first half, but the closest either came to adding to the score line was a shot from Ajax’s Isaacs on 33 minutes, but he was denied by a fine diving stop from Ronwen Williams.

SuperSport nearly doubled their advantage just before the hour mark, with Brockie getting the better of February with his shot, only to see the ball rebound off the upright and roll away to safety.

Late in the game, with Ajax throwing men forward, United enjoyed a couple of fruitful counter attacks but they weren’t quite able to kill off the game, with February producing a notable save on 85 minutes to deny Thuso Phala.

However, in injury time, the Tshwane visitors finally made it 2-0 when Reneilwe Letsholonyane provided a left-foot finish to seal the points.

Ajax Cape Town 0

SuperSport United (1) 2 (Brockie 3’ pen, Letsholonyane 90+1’)

Ajax: February, Pietersen, Chipeta (Mateza 65’), Coetzee, Lebusa, Mdabuka, Mosadi (Mayambela 80’), Isaacs, Mzwakali, Morris, Nxumalo

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Alexander (Phala 78’), Letsholonyane, Furman, Mnyamane, Brockie (Morton 86’), Grobler (Nkhatha 90+1’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
11. Jeremy Brockie (3')
6. Reneilwe Letsholonyane (90 + 1')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
25'
65'
4
Defender
20
Defender
5
Defender
39'
5
Defender
3
Defender
29
Defender
3'
27
Defender
24
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
78'
17
Midfielder
45 + 1'
20
Midfielder
55'
8
Midfielder
30'
8
Midfielder
90 + 1'
6
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
72'
90 + 1'
7
Midfielder
80'
23
Forward/Striker
3'
86'
11
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Luthando Matheza
Midfielder
65'
34
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
78'
13
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
80'
22
Michael Morton
Midfielder
86'
18
Kingston Nkhatha
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
10
CARDS
Eric Chipeta
Defender
25'
4
Michael Boxall
Defender
39'
5
Roscoe Pietersen
Defender
3'
27
Dean Furman
Midfielder
55'
8
Ndiviwe Mdabuka
Midfielder
30'
8
Bradley Grobler
Forward/Striker
72'
7
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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